Amathophobia
An abnormal and persistent fear of dust. Sufferers experience anxiety even though they realize dust poses no threat. From the Greek "amathos" (sand) and "phobos" (fear).
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Morbid dread of dust or dirt. [G. amathos, dust, + phobos, fear]

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ama·tho·pho·bia .am-ə-thə-'fō-bē-ə n fear of dust

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amatho·pho·bia (ə-math″o-foґbe-ə) [Gr. amathos sand + -phobia] irrational dread of dust.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • amathophobia — fear of dust Phobias …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • amathophobia — n. morbid fear of dust …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • amathophobia — ˌaməthəˈfōbēə noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek amathos sand + New Latin phobia : fear of dust …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Аматофоби́я — (amathophobia; греч. amathos пыль + Фобия) навязчивый страх боязнь пыли …   Медицинская энциклопедия

  • Fear of dust — An abnormal and persistent fear of dust. Sufferers of this fear experience anxiety even though they realize dust poses no threat. Fear of dust is termed amathophobia, a word derived from the Greek amathos (sand) and phobos (fear) …   Medical dictionary

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